• A Knight's Tale (2001)

A Knight's Tale

Release Date: May 11th, 2001

DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2002

PG-13 |2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

Peasant-born William Thatcher (Heath Ledger) begins a quest to change his stars, win the heart of an exceedingly fair maiden (Shanynn Sossamon) and rock his medieval world. With the help of friends (Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk), he faces the ultimate test of medieval gallantry -- tournament jousting -- and tries to discover if he has the mettle to become a legend.

Cast: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon, Alan Tudyk, Laura Fraser, Christopher Cazenove

Director: Brian Helgeland

Genres: Romance , Adventure , Comedy

Production Co: Finestkind, Black and Blu Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Love, Underdog, Competition, Amusing, Rivalry, England, Father, Cheeky

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It's a reminder of the days before films got so cynical and unrelentingly violent. A Knight's Tale is whimsical, silly and romantic. show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A bewildering but never boring yarn.

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A Knight's Tale wasn't made for people like me. It was made for the kids of summer.

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